Clinton Montague

Developer, learner of things, functional programming enthusiast, hacker, and all round inquisitor.

Deriving the quadratic formula

November 1, 2014

[latex size=4]x = \frac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^2 – 4ac}}{2a}[/latex]

Everyone can reel it off, it was banged into us at school. Where does the quadratic formula come from, and how can you get at it?

Generative art experiment 5

April 24, 2013

I’ve played with visualising the forces between particles that repel each other before, but I thought I’d have a little play around with how I could use that to create something that actually looked good (to me at least!) I put it together on codepen (which is my new favourite tool, by the way) so […]

The awesometer

March 31, 2013

I wondered the other day – where is the most awesome place on earth RIGHT NOW? That made me think two things: we overuse the word awesome it would be cool to use this as an excuse to use the Twitter streaming API So I fired up npm, installed ntwitterÂ and within minutes had simple program […]

Generative art experiment 4: colourful roots

February 26, 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about anything interesting that I’ve made in Processing. Time to put an end to that! Allow me to present “colourful roots”. It started off as a simple particle system with the usual fade effect, but when I let the particle shrink and stay fully opaque, I was delighted […]

Photographing the Moon

January 31, 2012

I’ve recently become obsessed with the night sky. I think that it was Jupiter turning up in October last year which did it. Since then I’ve looked up for Jupiter on a nightly basis, and have become interested in what else is up there too. While I don’t know what most of the constellations are, […]

Generative art experiment 1: Rainbow with a headache

Not exceptionally exciting or groundbreaking, but it was my first real experiment with processing. I got it to save out a png capture of each frame, then turned them into a video. I present to you Rainbow with a headache.

My data visualisation article for the 12 devs of xmas

January 4, 2012

Some of you may know that I was working on a side project over Christas with @onishiweb and @mrqwest called The 12 Devs of Xmas. It’s kind of like a reverse 24ways where we post a new article on each of the 12 days of Christmas (well, actually the 12 days starting from Boxing day). […]